Linux / Unix Hosting
UNIX is an operating system that has been in development since the 1960’s. There have been many different versions of UNIX since its creation. Some of the most popular versions include Linux and MacOS. It is perfect for managing the infrastructure of the World Wide Web.
Linux web hosting runs on a program known as Apache. Apache is the open source software that is the backbone of Linux based web sites. Built off of Apache you have technologies such as:
PHP – Server side scripting language that allow you to develop secure scripts and other applications for the web.
MySQL – This is the database foundation that is used for Linux web hosting.
Python – This is another server side programming language. It will allow you to write scripts that will run on your web sites. Python is still popular but PHP is the dominant language.
Perl, Ruby on Rails and other scripting languages are also built off of the Apache foundation.
Linux web hosts are managed by an interface control panel. The most popular and most widely used control panel is cPanel. When you log into your Linux web hosting account you will be sent to your cPanel Controls.
If you are looking for a simple and affordable web host you may want to consider going with a Linux hosting solution.